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Block Magic

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Thursday, 28 March 2013 09:35

 

The goal of Block Magic is to introduce a new teaching methodology and technology targeting young children between the ages of 2.5 and 7 who are attending pre-school or the early years of primary school.

The overarching goal is to help young learners to learn autonomously. This, the authors believe, is a basic life-skill, of critical importance for their future development. Block Magic will provide an attractive and highly motivating approach to teaching teach a broad range of specific logical, mathematical, language, strategic and social skills which will be important for learners in later life. Block Magic will support the acquisition of life skills where alternative teaching methods may be less effective.
The first goal of Block Magic is to work with teachers in pre-school and early primary education to develop and test a new teaching methodology in which well-established teaching methods ( “logic blocks” and “teaching tiles”) are enhanced through the use of advanced, yet low cost RFID technology . The second goal is to encourage take-up of Block Magic by schools and teachers throughout Europe and, if possible, beyond. In recent years several European countries have adopted a policy of integrating children with special needs in regular classrooms, allowing all the members of the class to grow up together. Block Magic  will contribute to this and other strategies of “inclusive education”.
http://www.blockmagic.eu

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BrainFarm

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Friday, 08 March 2013 18:13

BrainFarm is an educational integrated hardware/software platform that allow users to breed a population of 9 robots. Robots are provided with infrared sensors and a camera, users can modify their brain and their type. Players can decide to select robots by their own metrics or leaving them to an automatic evolution. When satisfied, users can transfer the evolved neurocontroller to the real robot. Play with it here!

Last Updated ( Friday, 08 March 2013 23:24 )

BestBot

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Friday, 08 March 2013 00:49

BestBot belongs to a new type of game in which the player does not directly control an entity but instead is able to give it a proper training in order to solve particular tasks. In BestBot players have to train a robot to reach as fast as possible a target object. The robot is provided with infrared sensors and one camera. It is able to move thanks to a differential mechanism. Go to the website

 

Last Updated ( Friday, 08 March 2013 23:25 )